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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 21:43

Islamic Jihad in Sydney

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Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ while stabbing innocent citizens in Sydney.

A woman is dead and others are injured after a man went on a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney – all the while yelling “Allahu Akbar”. But as is almost always the case, much of the media is not mentioning this latter fact. And just as bad, the authorities are telling us that this has nothing to do with terrorism!

Here is how one news report has covered the story (and it does mention what the terrorist actually said):

A man was arrested after stabbing a woman and attempting to stab others in Sydney’s CBD. Authorities believe a 21-year-old man who went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney’s CBD earlier killed a woman in a nearby apartment but they say the attack wasn’t a terrorist incident.

The Marayong man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed a 41-year-old at the Hotel CBD about 2pm and then tried to stab countless others as he wandered the streets. Police subsequently discovered the body of a 21-year-old woman at a Clarence Street apartment.

“All the evidence we have at hand would link these two crimes,” NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told reporters. Video footage shows the man, who was armed with a large butchers knife, yelling “Allahu Akbar” on Sydney’s streets. But Mr Fuller says Tuesday’s rampage is “not currently classed as a terrorist incident” by authorities and the “lone actor” had no links to terrorist organisations.

He did, however, have “some ideologies in relation to terrorism”, the commissioner said. “There was certainly information found on him about other crimes of mass casualties and mass deaths around the world,” Mr Fuller said, adding the material was found on a USB drive.

OK, a number of questions arise here. How is this not terrorism? Running around attacking people with a knife while yelling Islamic politic slogans is not terrorism? Really? And because he was a ‘lone wolf’ that also means he is not an Islamic terrorist? How does that follow?

The news item goes on to say that he had mental illness issues. Hmm, why does it seem that every Islamic terrorist is effectively let off the hook by saying he has mental illness? Are they saying that all Muslims are mentally unhinged?

Just imagine if a guy did the same thing while shouting “Praise Jesus!” Imagine what our elites would be saying about Christianity if that were the case! There would be no talk about mental illness or lone wolves. However, there would be a lot of talk about the urgent need to clamp down on Christianity.

Plenty of other questions arise here. But the good news is, he was stopped by brave Sydney citizens. We can use some more of this ‘toxic masculinity’. Here is a three-minute video showing the attacker being chased through the streets of Sydney by ordinary heroes:

The attack happened at 2pm this afternoon. The man tried to stab a number of people before civilians pursued him and restrained him, keeping him on the ground with a milk crate on his head. The police eventually appeared and he is now in custody.

These heroic citizens may have saved many lives by their acts of bravery. The police are now saying there are “multiple crime scenes”. They are also saying it is early days in terms of their investigations. The police praised the people who chased down the terrorists, tackled him, and restrained him.

Another news report tells us more about the heroes:

The Prime Minister and the NSW Police Minister have praised bystanders who put themselves at risk by tackling a man armed with a knife in central Sydney and holding him down until police arrived. Commissioner Mick Fuller said the men who tackled the man suspected of stabbing two women were “the highest order of heroes”.

Armed with nothing more than chairs, a milk crate and crowbar, several men chased the man as he ran up Clarence Street and jumped on the bonnet and roof of a car. Four of those men — Paul O’Shaughnessy, Luke O’Shaughnessy, Lee Cuthbert and Alex Roberts — said they instinctively sprung into action when they saw the commotion below the York Street recruitment office where they work.

It is still early days in terms of what we know about the attacker, and what his background is. But it seems this is another case of Islamic terrorism. As such, most of the media and most of our political leaders will do all they can to play down any connections to Islam.

As long as Western elites bend over backwards to cover up the crimes of Islam, we will simply see more such attacks taking place, and more blood on our streets. Heaven help us all.

Bill Muehlenberg

Author, Blogger and Speaker 

Bill Muehlenberg, who was born in America, lives in Melbourne. He is married to an Australian, Averil, and has three sons. He has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), a MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston), and is working on a PhD in theology. He is Secretary of the Family Council of Victoria. He was formerly the National Vice President of the Australian Family Association. He was formerly the National Research Coordinator at Focus on the Family.

He currently continues an independent ministry in pro-faith and pro-family activism. He is head of an apologetics/ethics ministry called CultureWatch, started in January 2006. This interactive blogsite features over 3,300 articles and 52,000 comments.